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Roman Pirozek Killed by His Remote-Controlled Helicopter, Severed Part of Skull

| by Michael Allen

Roman Pirozek Jr. was accidentally killed by his remote-controlled helicopter at a Brooklyn park today when the small chopper struck and killed him.

The model helicopter, which is worth about $2,000, cut off the top of his head.

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The 19 year old's father Roman Pirozek Sr. watched in horror as his son was critically injured and died on the scene from his injuries.

A police source told the Wall Street Journal that "[Pirozek] was known to be aggressive in his flying and often executed tricks. He was executing a trick when he was struck."

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Pirozek was dead when police arrived at the park.

He had posted several videos (below) of himself flying RC helicopters on YouTube and recently participated in a demonstration in Delaware.

Pirozek's family said his father introduced him to remote-controlled helicopters.

Sources: Wall Street Journal and YouTube